Connect Child and Family Services
Blue Mountains, New South Wales
Part Time | Contract
Connect Child and Family Services Ltd (Connect) is a not-for-profit organisation helping families nurture and educate their children. Serving communities in the Blue Mountains, Lithgow, Hawkesbury and Western Sydney, we are committed to overcoming barriers to a child's development, their transition into school, and into community life. Connect is looking for a temporary part time Occupational Therapist to fill a 12 month Maternity leave position, 22.5 hours per week with possible additional hours depending on client needs. Position will commence in the week starting 19 March 2018.
About the Opportunity
Connect Child and Family Services see child development and service delivery holistically. As an Allied Health specialist, as well as delivering clinical and group programs, you will be working as a Key Worker in a trans-disciplinary team. Each Key Worker is supported by Connect's team of professionals from different disciplines who share their knowledge and experience in working with children, including educators, psychologists, speech therapists, occupational therapists, physiotherapists and play therapists. As an Occupational Therapist for Connect, you will be primarily responsible for the provision of programs and therapies to address developmental or disability barriers to a child's well-being. This will be based upon Connect's key values of active partnership withfamilies, the best professional thinking, and growth in every child.
Some of your day to day responsibilities (relevant to your discipline) will include:
To be successful in this role you must address the following criteria:
Above all, you'll be a reliable and self-motivated people-person, with a commitment to improving the developmental outcomes of the children and families you work with.
The successful candidate will be required to provide a valid and cleared Working with Children Check and National Police Check prior to commencement of the role.
It is desirable for candidates to have their own reliable transport for travel throughout the Blue Mountains.
About the Benefits
As a well-established community organisation, Connect has a strong commitment to providing the best possible care and service to its clients and this is reflected in the way they treat their employees. You will be welcomed as part of a strong and collaborative team of people who are working together to make real positive change in the local community.
For your hard work and dedication, you will be paid under the Health Professionals and Support Services Award, commensurate with skills and experience, as well as access to salary packaging options. In addition, you will be able to finally get the work/life balance you have been searching for with flexible working hours and permanent/casual work arrangements, depending on your needs!
With a strong focus on professional development, all Connect employees are encouraged to undertake ongoing training to ensure they have the best tools and information to get the best outcomes for their clients. And, as a growing organisation with aspirations to expand beyond its current operations, genuine career progression opportunities are available for the right person.
Applications: please send a covering letter addressing the above criteria with your resume outlining your relevant experience to email@example.com
Applications Close COB Monday 19 February 2018
Interviews to be held Friday 23 February 2018
For more information about the role, please contact Ruby Wright on 02 4758 9966 or firstname.lastname@example.org